101. How Does Your Garden Grow?
Firstly a huge thank you to everyone who joined in last week, some who even joined in last minute because they wanted to help celebrate the 100th HDYGG, I had a big grin on my face all Thursday.
This week I'm sharing photographs from a recent visit to my mum's garden. Looking round it feels a though Spring has flounced it's brightest clothes, carrying a huge bunch of tulips in it's back pocket a la Morrisey back in the day (look here and you'll see tulips were among the infamous gladioli that people seem to recall) .
The more photographs I take of gardens, the more my focus seems to change. I always used to take close ups of flowers and plants, recently I've been favouring more of a 'bigger picture' kind of shot in the hope of giving more of a feel to the gardens I visit but now I am drawn more to the piles of pots, the tools, the less-glamorous parts of the garden but the bits that seem to show more character.
I'm thinking of posting a series of 'Grower Spaces', a sort of behind the garden scenes look at the gardener and where the pots, tools and bit and bobs live - greenhouses, sheds, spaces. If you would like to be featured just let me know and I would love to visit you and take some photos and ask some questions, just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now onto this weeks virtual garden stroll.
I really enjoyed this visit to my mums and I hope you did too. And for anyone who wanted it, my post on how to make a yarn teepee for the garden can be found here. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have been up to this week garden-wise, I am primed and ready with my cup of green tea.
Thanks to all who joined in last week, as usual I'm sharing some favourites: The new chicks, the Beer garden, the stunning orchids, the look at natural beauty, wild flowers, the wisteria, the pot making and the Japanese Quince.
For those who want to use it, there's a new badge too. I've been promising one for ages and when I spied this month collection set on The Ink Nest (one of my favourite websites for buying graphics & illustrations) I knew that it would be perfect for a monthly badge that can represent the changes in the gardens we share.